Spell Icon Invoke Death  


1: Summon Skeleton Pet: PCPetNecS10L048Skel2Char

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Mana: 490 Skill: Conjuration
Casting Time: 16 Recast Time: 1.5
Fizzle Time: 1.5 Range: 0
Location: Any Time of Day: Any
Deletable: Yes Blockable: Yes
Focusable: Yes Dispellable: Yes
Interruptable: Yes Target Type: Self
Spell Type: Beneficial Source: Live 06/22


Cast on other: Soandso animates an undead servant.

Game Description

Animates an undead servant from the remnants of the fallen. Consumes bone chips when cast.


Items with this effect

Quick Facts

Spell: Invoke Death
Spell: Invoke Death

  • Focus:
  • Classes:
    Necromancer level 48
    Shadowknight level 64

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    OLd spell research
    # Nov 11 2008 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
    I know it is not used anymore. But what was the old way of doing spell research? Did a person see someone to get a container to put it in to research or what?
    OLd spell research
    # Dec 26 2008 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
    463 posts
    Wow, I came about four years late to this game (LDON era), and here I get to explain how it was in Ye Olde Days? Woot!

    Used to be, there were no subcombines and no purchased ingredients (except the kit to combine stuff in). The stuff you combined to make the spell was all dropped. These were things like Words of Comprehension and Rune of Conglomeration and Part of Toharon's Memoir Pg. 21 (which had to be the left half, not the right half, if you wanted to make Divine Intervention, say). They would drop all over the place, but there were too many different words/runes/pages to have all of them be global drops, so some drops tended to come only from certain areas. As areas became less used, certain words became quite rare, commanding thousands of plat in the bazaar because popular spells (like Divine Intervention and KEI) could be made from them. And researchers had to devote an entire bank for the ingredients.

    In the new research system, the only dropped part is the vellum or paper or what-have-you that determines the level of the spell. So those are worldwide drops, from any magic-using creature of about the right level (or something like that). Some of the old Words etc. still drop, usually because they have other uses outside of research. And since many of the old items were also used as vendor trash, that role has been filled by items like Complex Velium Embossed Rune.
    Sukrasisx (105 monk) / Terrwini (67 druid) / Teviron (59 shadowknight) / Wizbeau (36 wizard)
    -- Mystic Coercion, EMarr
    OLd spell research
    # Nov 28 2009 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
    for someone who came late to the game you did a great job of explaining old spell research
    good hunting
    Last warrior pet till level 59
    # Mar 28 2008 at 5:05 AM Rating: Decent
    59 posts
    What sucks at this level is that both Lich and Invoke Death are not sold off NPC vendors... despite their key roles they play for necro.

    Invoke Death is a massive boost on Crackling Bones, with 1k more HP at 2300. Also it's the last warrior pet you get with 2k+ HP, until Emissary of Thule at level 59. All other pets in between are rogue and monk pets and, despite their usefulness in groups (as damage dealers), they have much less HP (1300 and 1700 respectively). You will use them, but also there will be many circumstances where you'd rather have a pet with more HP. So get this pet, adore it and make love to it because you 2 are going to have a long love & hate relationship. IMO there should have been another warrior pet upgrade in mid 50s, but ... oh well.
    Research has changed
    # Dec 07 2007 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
    39 posts
    Words no longer make this spell.

    Here is the new way to make this spell:
    Spell Research Components: Bone Chips, Conjuring Thickener, Ink Additive of the Nameless, Ink of the Companion, Quill of the Arch Lich, Smooth Fine Supple Runic Hide
    In: Spell Research Kit
    Yield: 1
    This combine may only be made by Enchanters, Magicians, Necromancers, or Wizards
    Trivial at: 118


    Edited, Dec 7th 2007 2:53pm by dshadna
    Dshadna Rose

    "When you were born,
    you cried and the world rejoiced.
    Live your life so that when you die;
    the world cries and you rejoice."
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    Fungus Grove Oddity
    # May 29 2006 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
    It's funny, I can pull with this pet in the Fungus Grove without drawing aggro, but I tried pulling today with a 'Minion of Shadow', the next pet in our line, and I drew aggro. Very odd.
    RE: Fungus Grove Oddity
    # May 29 2006 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
    642 posts

    the rule of thumb for successful pet pulling is to use a pet that's *green* to mobs. your next level pet conned higher and thus, got aggro.

    i know, it's weird but i don't make the rules. =)
    Predator Nekokirei
    an Officer and a Feral Lady
    to Prophets of War
    RE: Fungus Grove Oddity
    # Nov 03 2007 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
    23 posts
    I just wanted to point out that a previous patch (not sure when) made this and the Bard's Fade/Bellow pulling trick obsolete. So anyone reading the above posts, don't attempt to pull with a lower pet. It doesn't work.
    RE: Fungus Grove Oddity
    # Jun 01 2006 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
    You rule! Thank you!

    Edited, Thu Jun 1 15:56:00 2006
    All you need to know about our pets
    # Jul 15 2005 at 10:30 AM Rating: Default
    126 posts
    where do i find the words for this spell?
    # Jan 23 2005 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
    3 posts
    where can the words of acquisition (beza) drop there is no link for them in alah tradeskill item lookup.
    Great pet!
    # May 12 2004 at 1:41 AM Rating: Excellent
    2 posts
    I remember when I first got this pet, it's a great pet and I can't wait until I can use it on my SK. The stats on this pet are as follows:

    HP: 2,300
    Hits: 55 damage
    Bash: 25 damage
    Kick: 25 damage

    Skills are: Bash, Kick, Double attack, Dual wield, and Lifetap.

    I hope this was some help to those of you unable to find any stats on this pet.

    Lanedora-65 Arch Lich of the Tribunal server

    Numeldarie-49 Shadowknight of the Tribunal server
    Lanedora, 65 Arch Lich of the Tribunal server.
    Numeldarie, 54 Reaver of the Tribunal server.
    RE: Great pet!
    # Aug 23 2004 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
    118 posts
    As well as lifetap, the pet proc briefly stuns.
    The Maiden's Eye
    # Mar 01 2004 at 10:43 AM Rating: Excellent
    36 posts
    The words for this spell and for all the lvl 49 spells drop fairly commonly off the Vampyre Bats and Reanimated Drudges in the Maiden's Eye. The bats, drudges, and coterie along the eastern zone edge are all undead, and shackle of spirit is a huge help. A group of lvl 49+ can camp drudges and bats with the necro using Shackle of Spirit and the various vs. undead spells to great advantage. Coterie, by the way, are immune to our undead Charm spells and our undead pacifiers like Rest the Dead.

    Here's a tip that's not much use to you if you're looking for this spell at level 49, but at 54, you can actually solo out here by buffing your CHA and using Thrall of Bones to charm a drudge - an Augmented Death Drudge can successfully take on 2 or 3 other mobs at once, especially if you can toss shackle of spirit on one or two of them.

    And if charm breaks - run. Run like ****.
    RE: The Maiden's Eye
    # Apr 04 2004 at 5:08 PM Rating: Default
    what words are used for this spell?
    RE: The Maiden's Eye
    # Sep 07 2004 at 12:22 AM Rating: Excellent
    36 posts
    Acquisition (Beza), Requisition
    #alexplayseq, Posted: Feb 03 2004 at 12:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yes,
    # Sep 05 2003 at 11:54 PM Rating: Default
    32 posts
    My previous post was for Bond of Death.
    Words (Odus and Grappling) location
    # Sep 05 2003 at 10:58 PM Rating: Default
    32 posts
    Maiden's Eye drops the words Odus and Grappling from Umbrous Toiler - nasty place, though. So. go with a group if your level 49.
    Words drop where?
    # Jul 03 2003 at 4:22 PM Rating: Default
    Hey anyone know where the words for this spell drop? I have not come across either in my travels, almost lvl 47 and getting worried, lol. Any help would be appreciated.

    RE: Words drop where?
    # Sep 28 2003 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
    1 post
    Both Words of Requisition and Words of Acquisition (beza) drop of grimlings in Acrylia Caverns the ones i've been camping recently are in the primilist room since i have a 34 Necro alt i've kept any eye out for them. Also Odus, Grappling, Ethereal and Crippling Force drop from same mobs

    Takash Lungyin, 62 Beast Lord- The Rathe
    RE: Words drop where?
    # Aug 13 2003 at 3:07 AM Rating: Decent
    Have seen beza drop in ME off of toilers,wish I'd known what it was for, lmao
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    # May 21 2003 at 7:32 AM Rating: Default
    16 posts
    Can anyone plz tell me where this is sold?
    RE: Where
    # Jun 18 2003 at 8:20 PM Rating: Excellent
    This spell is not sold by any NPC merchants. It is obtained via spell research only (Words of Acquisition (beza) + Words of Requisition).
    This pet Rocks
    # May 17 2003 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
    8 posts
    This pet is so much better than the lvl 44 pet its almost unreal. When you buff this pet with Augment Death its like duo with a warrior class and its extreamly nice. I took him to Rathe to see just how much better he was at killing Hill Giants than my lvl 44 pet and the difference was amazing. No giants were up so I figured I would test his skills going toe to toe with a Cyclopse and no help from me and he kill the mob and only lost 2% of his hp. I think the life tap that he procs is a 20hp tap because he dropped lower than 2% but since he was hardly getting hit he healed himself back up to 2% before the mob dropped. He can also kill a HG if I hit the giant with Insidious Retrogression since that lowers the Giants STR and AC by 20 each. This pet is a must have before you can afford any of the Uber pets and it will help you farm that plat much faster.

    # Feb 16 2003 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
    47 posts
    Pet also seems to proc some Lifetap-type spell. Always seeing skulls around him (like Fear) and seeing the message "Jontik staggers."
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    Melee Damage
    # Dec 25 2002 at 3:11 PM Rating: Default
    39 posts
    Pet hits for (55) damage.
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